Halloween Idea for Charleston Cycle Chic-sters

Yes, we know it’s a bit early to start thinking about Halloween, but we can’t help ourselves because we are going to a cool Downtown Halloween party on October 29, that includes a pedestrian and bicycle parade around the Cannonborough/Elliotborough neighborhood, a party in the park, music, a pie contest, food trucks and more.  Plus, it’s fun to have an excuse to shop for a costume on Ebay and Etsy.

So here’s an idea for any ladies who will be arriving by bicycle.  What if we all try to replicate these gorgeous vintage bicycle posters?

Hands off ladies...red chiffon dress here we come.

Does anyone dare?


Calling all Charleston Cycle Chic-sters! Be a star in our Cycle Chic fashion show on Sept 8.

This is an open ‘casting’ call for all our Charleston Cycle Chic-sters to be in an upcoming Cycle Chic fashion show as part of a big fun party called The Bike Brew Haha. We are seeking 20 participants – men and women, young and old with great bikes and a lively spirit. Here are the details:

What:  The Bike Brew Haha – a party to celebrate the progress we’ve made toward a more bike-friendly Charleston. There will be music, beer, our local food trucks, bike polo, a bicycle fashion show, a spectacular view and more…

Where:  The Maritime Center in Downtown Charleston

When:  September 8, 2011 6PM-9:30PM

How:  To apply to be a part of the fashion show, take a photo of you, your bike and the outfit you would wear and submit it to chscyclechic@gmail.com before August 27. Ladies – we encourage you to look lovely, and men – how about being dapper? But most of all be yourselves. This fashion show is all about the bike so make your ride look great and feel free to accessorize. We prefer bikes from local bicycle shops since we try to support our local businesses.

Your time commitment is minimal since all you have to do is respond to a few emails, then show up (on your bikes) to the party at 5PM for a dress rehearsal and stay on to have fun! In return, you’ll get one drink ticket, a free Charleston Moves t-shirt and some great photos of you.

Send the following to chscyclechic@gmail.com

  1. Your Full Name
  2. Contact Email and Phone
  3. Bicycle type and where purchased. For example, a Biria Bike from Affordabike.
  4. A color photo of you on your bike.
We’ll let you know who is selected on August 29.  Please know that if you are not selected it is because we only have 20 spots.  We hope you’ll come to the party anyway and cheer on your fellow Cycle-Chic-sters!
And just for fun – here’s a review of the Original Cycle Chic Manifesto from Copenhagen Cycle Chic.


Win This Totally Chic Bike – Contest ends April 12

Yes, we are loving this hunny bunny. PUBLIC is a soon-to-launch urban bicycle and gear company, based in San Francisco’s SoMa district. They contacted us to let everyone know about a contest they have going on to win a bike – so why not give it a whirl!?? Entrants must answer the question, “In your own words, if we came to your hometown for a one-hour bike ride, where would you take us and what would we do?”

Check out these gorgeous town bikes and the contest here.


Cycle Chic ladies, come meet your admirer, Jeff Mapes – Author of Pedaling Revolution on 2/4

If you recall, way back in May, I wrote a post about Jeff Mapes book “Pedaling Revolution”, because he believes women will lead the way in changing the country’s attitude toward bicycling.  Here’s an excerpt…

“As Mapes points out, when more women begin riding, that will signal a big change in attitude, which will prompt further changes in the direction of safety and elegance. I can ride till my legs are sore and it won’t make riding any cooler, but when attractive women are seen sitting upright going about their city business on bikes day and night, the crowds will surely follow…. ” Read the rest of this entry »


Next Kulture Klash is all about The Bike! 11/7

KULTURE KLASH ARTS FESTIVAL
November 7th, 2009
8pm-2am
1635 Cosgrove Avenue
North Charleston, SC
In The Navy Yard at Noisette

Tickets $10/$15/$20
MORE INFO: http://www.kultureklashartsfestival.com
November 6th – free artist reception 8pm-11pm Read the rest of this entry »


Cycle Chic Ride Route, MeetUp and Pecha Kucha location

Now that the Pecha Kucha location has been revealed (The Music Farm!) I can reveal our ride route and meetup location for our October 21st Ride to Pecha Kucha Night Charleston

Start: Marion Square @5:45PM

Meetup: Chai’s @ around 6:30PM

Pecha Kucha: 7:15 @ The Music Farm (we’ll be locking our bikes here before we go to Chai’s)


Oct 21 – Cycle Chic Ride to Pecha Kucha Night Charleston

Yes that’s right all you lovely people with bikes – our next Cycle Chic Ride is going to Pecha Kucha Night Charleston on October 21st!  Why?  Because we love what they do and what they represent and man, this next line-up is a doozy not to be missed.  It’s all about creativity, inspiration, entrepreneurship and having a bit of fun fun fun.   So let’s go ride our bikes!  It’s easier than looking for parking…. Read the rest of this entry »